Keeps being active in film industry despite his age, veteran actor Peter O'Toole is engaged in final negotiations to have a starring role in Lionsgate Films' drama feature "The Christmas Cottage", The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.
Based on the painting made by Thomas Kinkade, the picture is said to be partly biographical and will follow events that led the Sacramento-born painter to become an accomplished artist. Here O'Toole will assume the role of Glen Weissler, based on one of Kinkade's mentors.
Filming is slated to begin this month in Vancouver and Whistler for a December 14 release under the direction of Michael Campus who will helm from Ken LaZebnick's script. Kinkade and his wife Nanette Kinkade will both serve as producers alongside Campus and Julie Yorn.